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Posted September 18, 2016 by

It’s time to think more about diversity recruiting

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer is a contributing author to College Recruiter

We tend to think of diversity in very specific ways, using even more specific terms…but there’s oftentimes layers and layers of nuance we’re missing. Have you ever considered narcissism in hiring, for example? Cue this study:

“A job interview is one of the few social situations where narcissistic behaviors such as boasting actually create a positive impression,” said Del Paulhus, Psychology Professor at the University of British Columbia and the study’s lead author. “Normally, people are put off by such behavior, especially over repeated exposure.” The research noted that “narcissists tended to talk about themselves, make eye contact, joke around and ask the interviewers more questions. As a result, the study found that people rated narcissists as more attractive candidates for the position.”

That’s not good. You need to be thinking more and more about your diversity recruiting efforts, on a variety of spectrums.

One of the most effective operational ways to do that is by diversifying your recruitment funnel. You do that through shifting methods — move away from on-campus and more to online, for example. There’s a concern that online candidates aren’t as “vetted” as face-to-face candidates, but that can be overcome.

 

Posted April 13, 2016 by

Finding social media’s place in recruiting strategy

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While many recruiters use social media to find quality job candidates, recruiting this way may not be ideal. Employers may want to consider pursuing other options, including banner advertising, email campaigns, and other interactive media solutions. One other option is to utilize the company website and internal referrals from existing employees (at least to begin with). Andrew Buhrmann, CEO of Vettd, explains why companies should look within before branching out on social media for their next employees.

“Vettd has conducted market research on social recruiting. We learned the best method for recruiters to find their next hires actually starts with the company website, not social networks.

While social and professional networks are the future, our current research tells us they are causing companies to regress in their hiring process. That means they are betting a ton of money on a losing horse.

By working with existing employees and their networks, they present higher value and more worthwhile candidate leads and referrals. Recruiters are able to validate the candidate’s experience internally first, before proceeding with an online check of the candidate’s social presence. This dual pronged approach brings recruiters better candidates at the top of the consideration stack versus recruiting socially first and discovering later the person someone knows of isn’t really anyone they really know well.”

For more advice on recruiting with social media, contact College Recruiter for assistance. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

Andrew Buhrmann, CEO of Vettd

Andrew Buhrmann, CEO of Vettd

Andrew Buhrmann founded Vettd in the fall of 2014. Vettd is his second Seattle startup, and he was previously Co-Founder at Balance Financial, which was acquired by TaxACT. Andrew is an active, outdoor enthusiast who loves to spend his free time skiing, running, cycling, and cooking for his family and friends. He and his wife, Jennifer, are expecting their first child this summer, which will be the 9th grandchild of his parents. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds a degree in economics.

Posted September 18, 2015 by

How Diversity Differs from Inclusion

Employers who have diverse workforces may not necessarily have inclusive ones. In today’s workplace, diversity and inclusion go hand in hand. Employers need to know the difference between diversity and inclusion in order to achieve these goals in the workplace.

To help explore these issues, College Recruiter is hosting a College Recruiting Bootcamp on LGBT and other diversity hiring issues on Tuesday, September 29th at the Twilio headquarters in San Francisco. Join us.

Prior to that event, we’ll publish the opinions from a number of talent acquisition and recruiting leaders about why and how employers should diversify their workforces. In today’s article, Melissa Lamson of Lamson Consulting discusses how diversity is different from inclusion. (more…)

Posted March 04, 2015 by

Effective Ways to Become a Chief Risk Officer in a Debt Relief Company

Consultation. Consultation and discussion with consultants and customers.

Consultation. Consultation and discussion with consultants and customers. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When individuals want to get rid of the burdensome debts, they can take help from the debt relief companies. The companies can act as the credit advocates and can work in favor of the debtors by improving their financial status. The main activities of the consultants can be educating the consumers with the possible remedies during the time of their financial crisis. The settlement or the re-negotiating activities can be performed by the companies for decreasing the interest rates, fees and the balance for the debtor. (more…)

Posted July 17, 2014 by

Over 25% of CIOs Say Their Company Has No Mobile Strategy

Mobile phones with touchscreen and colorful apps

Mobile phones with touchscreen and colorful apps. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

With seemingly everyone using mobile devices these days, it might be hard to believe that some businesses don’t have a mobile strategy.  That is the case, though, for more than 25% of companies, according to CIOs based on one survey.  Learn more in the following post. (more…)

Posted June 10, 2014 by

Networking for Entry Level Jobs, College Students? Keep These 6 Words in Mind

For college students who are out there networking for entry level jobs, there are six words to remember for this part of the job search.  Learn what they are in the following post.

In nearly all professional settings, including networking, there are six words demonstrate maturity, selflessness and a natural curiosity. They prove you can set yourself aside and be genuinely interested in another person’s life, work or passions. You know, authenticity. And perhaps through these six words, you’ll find new ways to connect

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Posted April 07, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 10 Red Flags that Might Keep You from Finding Employment

In your search for jobs for recent college graduates, there are certain things employers don’t want to see on your resume.  Learn 10 red flags that might hurt your chances of finding employment in the following post.

Our friends at YEC asked members of their council to answer this question… Question: What’s one thing you never, ever want to see on a resume from a potential hire? Read on for some enlightening insights into the minds of some experienced businesspeople who may read your resume!

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Posted February 26, 2014 by

Are You Really Employable When Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 4 Reasons Recruiters Might Not Think You Are

As you’re searching for recent college graduate jobs, will recruiters see you as employable?  The following post shares four reasons why recruiters might not think you are.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve talked to over 100 college students about their careers. Most of them – despite a slightly better economy and for reasons we all understand – remain scared to death about their pending entrance into the workforce. During these conversations, it became clear that the anxiety isn’t because they’re afraid to enter

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Posted February 10, 2014 by

About to Graduate and Begin Your Entry Level Job Search? Here’s Your Checklist

It won’t be long now before you graduate from college and begin your entry level job search.  The following post includes a checklist of things to consider on your way to finding employment.

We’re locked deeply into winter, and yet spring will soon, well, spring… and many college students will have only days remaining in their college career. Right about then, the question turns from “Will I ever get my degree?” to “What am I going to do with that degree?” Let’s start warming up your job search now, and

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Posted December 30, 2013 by

Taking Time Off from Searching for Recent Graduate Jobs Over the Holiday Season? Think Again

Even though it might seem okay to take a break from searching for recent graduate jobs during the holiday season, you could miss out on an opportunity to get ahead of the competition.  Learn more in the following post.

I’ve been hearing from job seekers who are taking take time off from their job search during the holidays. Taking time off from a job search? Now? Hey. I get it! I’m very much a family kind of guy. And I love the holidays as much as anyone. But I’m also a realist who has more than a

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